Left ventricular systolic dysfunction, total mortality, and sudden death in patients with myocardial infarction treated with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2005 Aug;7(5):904-9. PMID: 16087142
BACKGROUND: Sudden death (SD) has a major impact on mortality (M) in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (SyD). In GISSI-Prevenzione, treatment with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) reduced M and SD in post-MI patients, but their effect in patients with SyD is unknown. METHODS: 11,323 patients with prior MI and NYHA class